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Greens seek NZ neonicotinoid review

The New Zealand Green Party has called for the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to carry out an urgent reassessment of neonicotinoid insecticides because of concerns about their effects on bees. Green MP Sue Kedgley presented a petition to the Parliament’s Local Government and Environmental Select Committee this month. She called for the reassessment to focus on seed treatments because of “mounting evidence that neonicotinoids may be contributing to unacceptable levels of bee deaths and to the phenomenon of colony collapse disorder”.


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